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  • Live Review: Delorean – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA

    Mon, 14 Jun 2010 18:42:31

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    Spanish electro-pop band Delorean put on one of the most fun shows I've ever seen at The Echo.

    Friday 6/11 was billed as The Echo's "Dance Night," and surprisingly dancing was just what everyone in the sold-out venue was doing. Generally at shows in LA, no matter how upbeat a band's music is, I rarely see anyone dancing. Everyone just seems a bit too cool to muss up their perfectly styled outfit or coiffed hair.

    "Stay Close" and "Real Love," off 2010's full-length Subiza were played early in the set and received a roaring response from the crowd accompanied by frenzied clapping and jumping along to the beat. Upon witnessing the audience's incredible enthusiasm for tunes from 2009's Ayrton Senna, I found myself willingly pulled from the perimeter of the room into the undulating mass.

    While Delorean's set seemed much less lyrical than on the recordings, their sound was perfectly suited to Friday night's billing. Their minimal sampling combined with the perfectly executed atmospheric instrumentals made the set resemble a recorded DJ set rather than a live performance. But can you really fault a band for being too perfect live?

    No, I think not. I definitely cannot fault Delorean for putting on such a dynamic show and making me dance on a Friday night.

    —Alexandra Davis

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